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Back to Nuclear Drawing Board
March 30, 2012
Back to Nuclear Drawing Board
There were few surprises at the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. Japan, meanwhile, seems distracted.
Back to Nuclear Drawing Board
March 29, 2012
Obama and a Tehran Communiqué?
Barack Obama might do well to take a leaf out of Richard Nixon’s China playbook as he contemplates Iran.
Obama and a Tehran Communiqué?
Time to Call North Korea's Bluff
March 28, 2012
Time to Call North Korea's Bluff
The U.S. shouldn’t be sucked into more tit-for-tat with North Korea. Observing its “satellite” launch may help.
Time to Call North Korea's Bluff
Asia’s Real “America Problem”
March 22, 2012
Asia’s Real “America Problem”
The U.S. may have indicated it is pivoting to the Asia-Pacific. But Asian allies worry about its commitment.
Asia’s Real “America Problem”
How Europe Shies from Taiwan
March 20, 2012
How Europe Shies from Taiwan
Europe accounts for a fraction of Taiwan’s defense import needs. Expect things to stay that way.
How Europe Shies from Taiwan
India's Diplomatic Iran Dance
March 16, 2012
India's Diplomatic Iran Dance
Caught between U.S. pressure and its oil needs, India is involved in a delicate diplomatic dance.
India's Diplomatic Iran Dance
Vietnam Engages the World
March 14, 2012
Vietnam Engages the World
As Vietnam steps fully onto the international stage, economic development will be a key to success.
Vietnam Engages the World
Can North Korea be Trusted?
March 13, 2012
Can North Korea be Trusted?
The North Korea deal suggests a gradual shift in policy. But history suggests caution is warranted.
Can North Korea be Trusted?
Don't Fret Over Maldives
March 11, 2012
Don't Fret Over Maldives
Concerns about the recent coup in the Maldives are misplaced. China and Islamic extremism aren’t a worry.
Don't Fret Over Maldives
China and Iran Breaking Up?
March 08, 2012
China and Iran Breaking Up?
Chinese and Iranian interests used to align. But Iran’s nuclear program may be driving a wedge between them.
China and Iran Breaking Up?
Vietnam Eyes Middle Powers
March 05, 2012
Vietnam Eyes Middle Powers
The U.S. may seem an attractive partner for Vietnam. But middle powers could offer a better alternative.
Vietnam Eyes Middle Powers
Malaysia's Right Wing Problem
March 02, 2012
Malaysia's Right Wing Problem
Lively civil society is welcome. But is Malaysia’s government turning a blind eye to extremist voices?
Malaysia's Right Wing Problem
March 02, 2012
North Korea: Tactics vs Strategy
The deal between the U.S. and North Korea was a good tactical step. But a strategic approach is needed.
North Korea: Tactics vs Strategy
February 28, 2012
Burma’s Exchange Rate Problem
Attention on Burma’s reforms has focused on democracy. But the mundane issue of exchange rates may be key.
Burma’s Exchange Rate Problem
Between a Dragon and an Eagle
February 27, 2012
Between a Dragon and an Eagle
The Philippines isn’t sure how it feels about the U.S. military presence. A rising China leaves it little choice.
Between a Dragon and an Eagle
How Norway Sees the Arctic
February 22, 2012
How Norway Sees the Arctic
The Diplomat speaks with the Norwegian ambassador to the U.S. about the Arctic, China and security.
How Norway Sees the Arctic
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